so sometimes, though rarely, i need to reload #windowmaker. today something happened, i opened a ‘run’ menu, tried to type in it, and it hung in foreground of all windows. i could move the mouse over the firefox window behind, i could scroll it up and down, and i guess i could close the tab, because on mouse over event wos working. however i could not change to other windows, move to other workspace. dockapps were working.
so i changed to tty with alt+f2, made
ps aux | grep wmaker and got two wmaker processes, i needed the second:
wmaker --for-real=, got it’s pid. Now issued
kill -s SIGUSR1 that pid.
that reloads wmaker. every window stays at its workspacke. you don’t notice any change.
#wmaker #reload #linux #unix #ipc #processes